NSP: Watch For Extra Traffic, Construction Zones On Game Day

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The Nebraska State Patrol reminds drivers that are going to and from Memorial Stadium on Saturday to watch for increased traffic and possible slowdowns.

The game is the Big Ten match-up between Nebraska and Wisconsin in Lincoln.

There is still construction taking place and so drivers are urged to be extra careful in work zones.

Drivers headed westbound on Interstate 80 after the game, are reminded of construction reducing travel to one lane, four miles west of the Aurora Exit in Hamilton County.

People traveling in that area are encouraged to use either Highway 34 to the north of I-80 or Highway 6 to the South of I-80, by exiting at York, Bradshaw, Henderson or Hampton prior to entering the construction zone.

Drivers can get back on the interstate once passed Aurora at either the Giltner or Phillips Spurs.

The patrol says that traffic backed up in that area after last week's game. The detour should alleviate the problem this weekend.

Several other highway improvement projects which may alter routes to and from Memorial Stadium are underway.

Drivers can check their route by dialing 511, the state’s advanced traveler information system.

The Nebraska State Patrol Aviation Support Division will be in the air assisting troopers with pilots providing traffic reports both before and after the game.

Anyone who observes a reckless or impaired driver, or anyone in need of non-emergency roadside assistance should call the Nebraska State Patrol Highway Helpline (star) *55 or by dialing 1-800-525-5555 from any landline.